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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Apr 10, 2009 2:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jerry's acoustic guitars

Still wonderin could anyone enlighten me about Jerry's acoustic guitars.

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Apr 10, 2009 5:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's acoustic guitars

deyz,
Here's a nice little read for you :
http://www.acousticguitar.com/issues/ag111/feature111.html

It tells how American Beauty and Workingman's was recorded.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Apr 10, 2009 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's acoustic guitars

Just managed to look through the article. Terrific. Over the years i've listened to Doc Watson' the Carters the Stanley Brothers and i love Buck Owens. When my friends were pressin Cream, Zepplin etc on me I was too busy trackin down albums by Bill Monroe and Hank Snow. I also thought the Nudie suits looked sharper and the telecaster is still my favourite electric.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Apr 10, 2009 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's acoustic guitars

Try these two links. Interesting reading about Garcia's development of the Yairi models he and Weir designed and endorsed. They were very enthusiastic about Phil's experience with Modulus graphite necks and adapted them for use on acoustic guitars. (BTW, the Garcia signature models do not use graphite necks, however Jerry had a role in their design.)

http://tinyurl.com/d9blcn

http://tinyurl.com/dng8uv

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Apr 10, 2009 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's acoustic guitars

Thanks Earl. I've thumbed thru the Dead Gear book a few times in bookshops but i'll have to wait till i see it in a remaindered bookshop. Like Zappa on One Size Fits All "i can't afford no shoes, Recession, Depression". 'Cept i agree with the Irish "fuck the begrudgers". Peace.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 10, 2009 4:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's acoustic guitars

I'm sure there is someone here more knowlegable than I about this, but I believe Jer was playing his retro (1940) C.F. Martin D-18 in 1969-1970. He may have also used an old Guild at times for a different sound?

In 1980 Garcia switched to a Japanese manufactured Takamine F-360 with a built in Piezo pick up.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Apr 10, 2009 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's acoustic guitars

Thanks immenseley Cliff, Wharf and Earl for the directions. At the moment I is busy, but am managing to listen to TDIH from East Hall,Franklin and Marshall college. Peace. "I'm A cleancut kid an I been to college too". Not really.